aggression against the revolutionary government of Venezuela has taken on many
forms since the rise to power of Hugo Chávez in February 1999. Some examples
Coup d’état in 2002
Oil industry sabotage in 2002 – 2003
More than a decade long media
campaign to discredit the government both nationally and internationally
Water supply sabotage
Calls for the armed forces to rebel
US blockade to stop supply of spare
parts to US purchased F15’s
Financial blockade to stop the
government accessing international loans
Use of Rating Agencies to pump up
Venezuela’s risk level
Attack on the local currency to
trigger inflation and cause a popular rebellion by exporting cash currency out
of the country and disabling the electronic payments system to cripple al
retail commerce as happened on 1 December last year.
Attempts to have the Inter American
Democratic Charter imposed by the OAS
Reduction in food production and smuggling
of food and medicines to Colombia in order to break the spirit of the people
and cause them to rebel
Infiltration of paramilitaries into
the barrios as “sleepers” to carry out selective assassinations of chavistas
Supplying of drugs in the barrios to
the youth causing gang wars and consequent internecine killings
Supply of arms to criminal gangs and
their conspiring with the opposition to cause violence and chaos in urban areas
Violent street demonstrations in
2004 and 2014 to disrupt social functioning and cohesion. In 2014, 43 people
were killed in these demonstrations.
This is an
incomplete list of how Venezuela has been destabilized since 2001 and many of
these attacks continue to this very day with the added ingredient of the
National Assembly under control of the fascists.
opposition is trying to destabilize the country by the destitution and even
impeachment of the democratically elected President in the same way as happened
in Honduras, Paraguay and Brazil. There is no constitutional provision for such
actions by the National Assembly acting on its own as it has to have the acquiescence
of the Supreme Court and the Office of the Citizens Defender in order to
A Catalogue of Failure
actions in the list detailed above have failed and no neoliberal government has
come to pass with the aim of handing over control of Venezuela’s oil and gas
reserves to US multi-nationals. This is the primary reason for all the destabilization
taking place as Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves on the planet.
many years of failure there are only two options left open to the US backed
opposition to cause enough chaos to grab power. Assassinate the President or
convince the US or even NATO to invade Venezuela to complete their aim of
of an assassination attempt cannot be ruled out but it has come to our notice
in recent weeks that there could indeed be the threat of military aggression
14 a massive civic-military mobilization was held throughout Venezuela as a rehearsal
for defending the homeland. This implies that the government is sending signals
to whomever that the country is ready to defend itself.
Venezuela’s Allies demonstrate support
the same time another albeit symbolic defense appeared in the form of communiqué
by the Russian Foreign Ministry stating that “external interference in
Venezuela’s internal affairs is unacceptable” and that “the keys are respect
for the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro and peaceful
dialogue”. The Russian navy’s advanced aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov,
is being sent to the Caribbean to support Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua against
any form of military aggression.
It was also
revealed in another news wire that apparently flew under the radar of the
corporate media that China has also diverted an aircraft carrier and escort
group of frigates and supply ships to Caribbean waters in response to the above
mentioned Russian support “in case of US military aggression against Venezuela”.
A real threat or other reasons
action by two of the world’s super powers in support of their Caribbean allies
indicate that their intelligence services have picked up information that a
latent military threat exists against Venezuela? After all, destabilization
leading to regime change in Venezuela has cost the US billions of dollars with
nothing to show for its investment after 16 years - except for control of a
National Assembly that is in contempt of the Venezuelan Supreme Court and hence
to all intents and purposes, illegal and inoperative.
other hand could it be that both Russia and China are encroaching on what has
been traditionally the US back yard after the US has a fleet in the South China
Sea harassing China’s sovereign claim over the Spratly and Paracel Islands.
At the same
time the US continues to threaten Russia with missiles strategically located in
Rumania and sending tanks, personnel carriers and troops to Russia’s western
border for NATO military exercises?
the reasons, the sound of war drums beating can be heard in the distance as the
super powers, all with nuclear arsenals, jockey for position on the world’s geostrategic
power conflict appears to have finally migrated to the warm waters of the
Caribbean to open up another geopolitical front.
Here is a
video of the international TV program Dossier aired daily on Venezuelan
National TV and Telesur and run by presenter Walter Martinez.
Martinez explains the potential war for oil against Venezuela and its whys and
wherefores; the surrounding of Venezuela by US military bases in Colombia and
the Caribbean and reads the communiqué from the Russian Foreign Ministry in
defense of Venezuela and the news about the Chinese carrier group heading for
CBS, FOX, MSNBC, BBC – why did you not run this story?
video is in Spanish and so for non-Spanish speakers just turn on the subtitles
and the translation tool into English or your preferred language to understand
this eye opening 10 minute broadcast.
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